“Angona” and “Grandfather” – 50 Years Continuous Service

Angona and Grandfather

“Angona” (left) and “Grandfather” (right)

On Thursday 14th May, the Broken Bay Scout Group celebrated the remarkable achievement of 50 years of continuous service to Scouts by Alan Ford (“Angona”) and Edwin Lilley (“Grandfather”) with a good ol’ camp fire at the Umina Scout Hall. Cake and flame roasted marshmallows was enjoyed by all.

Broken Bay Scout Group

To share with you some background on Alan and Edwin’s journey with Scouts…

Alan “Angona”

Alan Ford has been involved with the Scouting movement for 60 years. He first joined as a youth member in 1955 at the age of 8 years.

His first 10 years saw him progress from Cubs to Scouts to Senior Scouts (now known as Venturers) until the age of 18 when he started his journey as a Leader on 25 March 1965 until the present time.

He has been involved mainly with what is now Broken Bay Scout Group as this Group has evolved within the Gosford District.

He has held many roles within the Scouting movement from being a Scout Leader and Venturer Leader until his present role as District Commissioner for Gosford District.

On 23rd April 2015 saw Alan reach a remarkable milestone as being a uniformed Leader with 50 years consecutive service.

A marvellous achievement and dedication to the youth of this district.

Edwin “Grandfather”

Edwin Lilley joined Broken Bay Scout Group in 2006. He had previously been a Scout Leader in Sydney in Scout Troops in Rydalmere, Dundas and North Rocks.

Edwin has also been a uniformed Leader for 50 years.

He joined the Leader ranks on 25 March 1965.

He is fully involved with the Scouts at Broken Bay and he has taught many of the Scouts how to communicate using sign language as Edwin suffers from deafness.

Many of the Scouts at Broken Bay have earned their “I Can Sign” badge, which he does not award easily.

As with Alan Ford, Edwin reached the milestone of 50 years continuous service as a uniformed Leader on 25 March 2015

A huge achievement and his dedication to the Broken Bay Group and the youth members of the Group are hugely appreciated.

Camp Fire

Interested in helping others on an adventure filled path to independence?

Become a leader

Have you given thought to helping others on their pathway to independence?

Broken Bay Scouts offers this pathway through so many different ways whether it be fun nights out ten pin bowling, doing the occasional spot of camping, bush walks, caving, camp fire nights, badge activities…you name it, it’s pretty much on the list of great things to do!

The thing that many people are not aware of is that this is open not just to the Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers but that it is also open to parents, grand parents or just those wanting to be involved and get out and about and learn more about this wonderful community we live in.

This is one way you can become alive and equally benefit.

Our Joeys and Cub groups are particularly growing and would love your support and interaction so if you’re interested feel free to chat to one of your leaders or contact Steve (Kotic) for more information.

Flowers – the perfect gift for Mothers’ Day!


Image courtesy of morgueFile/Chamomile

(Note: Flowers not as pictured)

Looking for the perfect gift for that special person in your life? Well look no further because we’ve got it covered.

Flowers will be sold at Ettalong Scout Hall, Cnr Picnic Parade and Maitland Bay Drive, Ettalong:

Saturday 9th May: until 4pm

Sunday 10th May: 7.30 a.m. until sold out

So be quick and grab yourself a beautiful bunch of flowers on this glorious sunny day and support your local Broken Bay Scout Group!

Your new adventure starts in 2015!

Hi Everyone

Activities are now underway with the Broken Bay Scout Group! For your own personal adventure feel free to attend Joeys, Cubs, Scouts or Venturers.

Scouts commenced the year attending the Corroboree from 14-18 January 2015 at Tocal College. A big thanks to Patch and Kotic who accompanied the group! It was a great success, the weather was perfect and everyone got to experience activities that ranged from camel riding, flying fox, rock climbing, water activities to chilling out at an overnight bivouac. For more images and information please visit: The Maitland Mercury http://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/2823935/scouting-adventure-at-tocal-college-photos/#slide=59

Scouts are currently planning their next adventure at 2016 Jamboree.

Featured Image CreditNick Milligan, The Maitland Mercury

Gosford District Cub Billy Cart Derby – 2 November 2014

Billy Cart

Hi Everyone

More fun is planned for Cubs and their families at the Gosford District Cub Billy Cart Derby, Poms Camp, Jilliby.

The fun kicks off at 10am. Cubs will be racing billy carts down a slight slope in age groups. They will be pushed by another cub.

Following a sausage sizzle lunch we will be running the Gosford District bases from Cuboree. Giant water slide, water pistol laser tag, sock wrestling, sponge volley ball and our loom band base. Siblings may participate in these activities. Many thanks to Hunter & Coastal region for allowing this.

Directions: Poms Camp is on Brothers Road, Jilliby. From freeway exit at Wyong Rd, (away from Tuggerah) follow Old Maitland Rd to Alison Rd, turn right towards Wyong and then turn left into Old Maitland Rd. Turn left onto Hue Hue Road then left on to Jilliby Road. Left again onto Little Jilliby Road, Brothers Road is off this on left. A small side road/ally runs off this to Scout field on right. You will see about a half acre of cleared land and a shed, with lots of bush behind.

Australian Jamboree 2016 Information Night – 6 November 2014

Picture courtesy of aj2016.com.au website. 

Hi Everyone

An information session will be held at the Ettalong Scout Hall, Cnr of Picnic Parade and Maitland Bay Drive, on Thursday 6th November 2014 commencing at 7pm.

So come along and learn more about what’s involved and the exciting activities Scouts will be engaged in at the Australian Jamboree.

Big Sausage Sizzle – Sunday 27 July 2014

Image courtesy of photoeverywhere.co.uk/britain/walesgeneral/slides/bbq_sausages3965.htm

Hi Everyone

The BIG SAUSAGE SIZZLE  is on again this year. It will be held at the Ettalong Scout Hall from 10 am to 2 pm, Sunday, 27th July 2014.

All section groups will be represented and they will be conducting a number of FUN activities that you can participate in.

This is a great opportunity for you to engage with the Broken Bay Scout Group to find out all you need about what they do and what other activities are on the horizon.

So come along an enjoy yourselves!


Looking for a venue? Then look no further!

With two halls to choose from you are spoilt for choice!

Ettalong Hall (pictured above)
Cnr Picnic Parade & Maitland Bay Drive

Umina Hall
3 Carawa Street
Umina Beach
(at the far end of the street adjacent to the parking for Club Umina).


Both halls offer the following facilities:
•Kitchen (fridge, servery to main hall, oven, stove top, crockery etc);
•Tables and Chairs; and
•Toilet Facilities.

To find out more about how to book, pricing etc, please visit our “Hall Hire” page.

Be Prepared For A New Adventure – A word from our Group Leader

A word from our Group Leader…

As group leader (and former scout leader of many years) I hope that I have been able to make a contribution to the skills that the young Scouting members of our community have, because we try to teach positive values and leadership. Skills they will carry through to their adult lives.

Our young people of today live in a very fast and mixed up world, what with peer pressure and some disturbing influences of the society in which we live. We as leaders try to give the children some good direction in the ways of scouting and the good life and fun times that can be had.
My love of the outdoors extends to hiking, mountain bike riding and boating – and I enjoy sharing this passion with the children and their families.
So I welcome you and your Scout and may you enjoy the benefits this great organisation can provide to you all.
The activities that the children can become involved with are many and varied and every child has the opportunity if they wish, to expand their knowledge and stretch themselves out of their comfort zones.